OG N.93 2018 Mendocino SVD Zinfandel 12-bottle case SHIPS FEBRUARY
$40/bottle Old Vine Mendocino County Zinfandel? That's a tough sell. How about $9/bottle?
This organic, head-trained, dry-farmed hillside Zinfandel hails from the little known but highly regarded 70-year-old Venturi Vineyard in the Calpella Valley of Mendocino County. Here alluvial fans mix with ancient riverbeds creating deep, well-drained soils virtually devoid of organic matter - perfect for dry-farming head-trained, old-vine Zinfandel.
The wine itself was produced by a boutique Dry Creek winery and the love, the care, the attention to detail are obvious. Beautiful, complex aromas and classic, supple Zinfandel fruit are built on a rock solid structure. Never over the top, this pitch-perfect wine hits on all cylinders, delivering a complex and classic Zinfandel that will absolutely change your mind about (if not introduce you to) Mendocino Zin.
Medium to deep ruby. Ripe raspberry and crisp cherry are haloed by a soaring walnut husk note in a warm, resinous bouquet. The raspberry and cherry fruit are plush and broad on entry, nicely balanced against a firm tannin framework and perky minerality. Pretty tobacco leaf notes elevate the palate and extend through the long, lingering finish. This is a fabulous Zinfandel, chock full of complexity and personality. It'll age nicely as well over the next 5-7 years.
35% new American oak
400 cases available
bottles January 2020 (date TBD)